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Table 2 Respondent characteristics and survey timing as predictors of high priority for renewable energy (renew), or think climate change is happening now, caused mainly by humans (climate). Values shown are odds ratios (eb) from weighted logit regressions with four survey datasets

From: A change in the wind? US public views on renewable energy and climate compared

  Surveys and dependent variable
US POLES NH GSP OR CAFOR North Country
2016 (nationwide) 2012–17 (10 counties) 2011–15 (3 counties) 2017 (4 counties)
Predictor 1. Renew 2. Climate 3. Renew 4. Climate 5. Renew 6. Climate 7. Renew 8. Climate
Age 0.978*** 0.977*** 0.978*** 0.985*** 0.981*** 0.984*** 0.984** 0.982***
Sex (female) 0.984 1.300 1.001 1.292** 0.992 1.004 1.537* 1.218
Education 1.352** 1.514*** 1.174*** 1.277*** 1.187** 1.230** 1.073 0.931
Party 0.480*** 0.460*** 0.437*** 0.437*** 0.364*** 0.387*** 0.498*** 0.436***
Ed × party 0.873 0.676*** 0.865*** 0.785*** 0.940 0.723*** 0.901 0.781**
Election 1.083 0.896       
Year    1.160*** 1.116*** 1.125** 1.100*   
Windev    0.959 1.094 0.743* 0.776   
Est sample 1209 1209 6143 4162 2357 2357 1451 1451
F statistic 17.35*** 23.17*** 111.32*** 95.36*** 32.09*** 33.15*** 19.86*** 31.78***
Count R2 0.77 0.75 0.79 0.73 0.70 0.73 0.78 0.71
Adj count R2 0.18 0.32 0.20 0.34 0.38 0.58 0.02 0.18
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001